As part of the upcoming One Health Day, we will be publishing a series of blogs to celebrate One Health. Here, Laurie Laybourn-Langton, Director of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change explains how climate change will directly affect human and animal health.
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This year we received over 500 entries showcasing the life of our members, including their professional successes, and bond with patients. Here we announce the winners of the BVA Veterinary Photographer of the Year competition.
Government and industry partners in Northern Ireland have banded together to develop the STAMP project to help meet the UK national targets for farm animal antimicrobial usage. BVA NI Branch Junior Vice President Aurelie Moralis explores this great opportunity for the veterinary profession to ensure appropriate use of antibiotics.
Brexit presents several concerns for Northern Ireland as the only part of the UK to share a land border with an EU Member State. However, according to BVA Policy Officer Michael McGilligan it is an opportunity to reshape the system of agricultural support.
BVPA President Dr Philip Hammond highlights how, through the strength of a joined-up initiative by a range of stakeholders, the gamebird sector has achieved a 36% reduction in antibiotic use in just 1 year.
Small animal practitioners are faced with neoplasia regularly and clients are becoming more willing to consider treatment for pets with cancer. With the rapid growth of specialist oncology services, it can be hard to keep up to date with therapeutic recommendations.
BVA is taking a proactive approach to influencing the Brexit negotiations and the Government’s preparations for exiting the EU. Policy Officer Michael McGilligan explains our work to date, and where the veterinary profession can make an impact going forward.
AMR In Focus: This blog explores the complex topic of promoting responsible medicines use, with a particular emphasis on antimicrobial use on farms. By drawing on research, the authors discuss ways to effect behaviour change around medicines use and how to implement these into the vet-farmer relationship.
AMR In Focus: The BVPA, our specialist poultry division, has been very busy in the area of antimicrobial use and resistance – giving expert opinions and comment, and collaborating on working groups as well as drawing up and revising guidelines.
John FitzGerald, Secretary General of RUMA, discusses what Government target for sales of antibiotics for farm animals being reached 2 years early means.
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